Daniel Levine

Daniel Levine

Global Trends Expert
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Program Descriptions

What Your Customers Really Want… And How to Give It to Them
Why do some people choose to buy from you… while others choose to go elsewhere? Understanding social trends is a critical part of your sales process and if you want to thrive – and not just survive – you need to be able to pinpoint exactly why your customers do what they do. In this thrilling presentation, global trends expert Daniel Levine will take you on a deep dive to reveal what your customers are actually thinking and feeling. You will discover the real values and attitudes behind why they buy, understand trends that are quickly changing the consumer landscape, and learn from organizations, brands, and products that are embracing trends and change with spectacular results. In the space of an hour, Daniel will arm you with powerful tools your business can use to ride these same trends, attract more customers, and increase sales – in ways your competitors simply can’t. New trends and fresh rules are creating new winners and losers every day. Which will you be?

Killer Customer Service: Trends With Benefits
Is your next customer a hair-trigger away from abandoning your business… forever? What your customer expects from you is increasingly set and shaped outside your industry, which means your customer experience has probably fallen behind. If you don’t know how to meet these mysterious demands – let alone what they even are – your customers will go elsewhere. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this mind-blowing presentation, Daniel Levine will tear aside the curtain and reveal the new trends and expectations that are raising the bar on customer care. Clearly see the real ways your customers are researching, trying and buying, and discover how the world’s best companies are serving their customers in ways you can replicate – and exceed. While this presentation is inspirational, funny and packed with amazing visuals, the emphasis is on the practical: Daniel will equip you with the real-world tools and strategies you need to surpass customer expectations, stay ahead of the trends, and generally up your game.

Trend Bending: The Key to Innovation
How Businesses are Turning Today’s Trends into Tomorrow’s Innovations
As a business leader, knowing what is now isn’t enough – you also need to know what will be, or you’re gone. Tomorrow’s world will look vastly different from today’s, so strap on your jetpack and get ready for an exhilarating “advance preview” of the most spectacular and useful trends that are guaranteed to shake up our world. In a rollicking presentation packed with keen insights, you will get a “sneak peek” into the contemporary culture of tomorrow – and the changes that are revolutionizing the way we all work, live and consume. Global trends expert Daniel Levine will treat you to a glimpse of everything that matters – from the future of ecology, technology, transportation and medicine, to communications, business, and human relationships. Plus, he will put it into perspective and connect the dots so you know what it means for the success of your business. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stay ahead of the game.

Luxury Trend Secrets: How to Sell Stuff To Rich People
The world’s richest people regularly claim that they value experiences over tangible items. That’s great for the travel industry – but if you sell physical objects how can you embrace this trend to win customers and boost your sales? In this presentation, Daniel Levine guides you through more than a dozen hidden social trends that go far beyond “price” and “prestige” to unearth the most irresistible tools of persuasion you can use to market to the rich. In just one hour you will get introduced to the most significant social trends powering luxury consumer markets; find out how the world’s most creative companies in almost every industry are responding to these trends, and discover easy and effective strategies you can immediately use to attract the world’s best customers. Don’t leave a huge share of your revenue on the table: This presentation gives you the tools you need to get to and stay at the top.

Trends Intensive: Hands‐On Workshop “Playshop”
You can learn a lot by attending a presentation. But true working knowledge comes from rolling up your sleeves and putting it all into action. Now that you have experienced one of Daniel Levine’s world-class trends presentations, this is your opportunity to open your mind, explore possibilities and put your new-found expertise to work. In this intensive interactive “playshop” you’ll get hands‐on experience creating real, actionable products, services and marketing initiatives – all inspired by the innovative power of trends. With personal supervision from the world’s most respected trends expert, you will learn exactly how embracing trends can lead to higher consumer engagement and more revenue for your company. Then you will discover a simple methodology to create trends‐based initiatives – and walk away with the confidence to implement them. Some of the world’s highest-ranking CEOs have made huge changes in their business as a result of what they learned from Daniel. Don’t pass up on your chance to get that same expertise for your business.

Why Book Daniel Levine?

  • Daniel can spot international trends before anyone else. He and his staff of "cool-hunters" are on the cutting edge of every new social development. He enjoys bringing his knowledge and strategies to businesses, so they can learn how to reinvent their image, stay ahead of the trends, and better serve their customers.

  • As the Global Editor of WikiTrend.org and the Executive Director of the Avant-Guide Institute in New York City, Daniel helps international industry leaders reach their target markets by creating meaningful and profitable experiences for their customers.

  • Daniel works with many top companies worldwide – from Wyndham Hotels and Carlsberg Breweries, to BMW, Deutsche Telekom and MasterCard. He is also a highly-acclaimed presenter for his keynotes at global conferences including World Travel Market, The American Express Summit, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Marketwatch, HBO Europe and others.
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    Daniel Levine is a Trends marketing visionary, celebrated keynote speaker, and as Executive Director of the Avant-Guide Institute, he is the hands-on leader of a huge international team of "cool-hunters" — thousands of trend-spotters who track the latest ideas and experiences from around the globe.

    Hailed as a "genius" by Elle magazine, Daniel Levine is a celebrated international trends expert with an uncanny ability to help destinations, brands and businesses be more relevant, innovative and profitable.

    A wide variety of tourism and consumer-oriented businesses seek out Daniel when looking to understand the impact of forthcoming social and cultural trends and to "hip" up their image.

    Daniel has presented to major businesses and conferences worldwide, including the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), World Travel Market, American Express MarketWatch, Promo Live, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, International Luxury Travel Market, EIBTM, and the New York Times Travel Conference.

    For audiences, the results are transformative. While Daniel's expert presentations are highly entertaining and packed with captivating visuals, the focus is on the practical. Using inspirational and enlightening examples of where consumer culture is headed, Daniel utilizes the full resources of the Avant-Guide Institute to demonstrate how creative businesses from around the world are reaping major benefits by responding to real-world trends in innovative new ways.

    Then he demonstrates how you too can immediately take advantage of these same trends to transcend market challenges, win customers and dramatically increase sales.

    Attendees learn about powerful social trends that will significantly impact their work, discover straightforward strategies to take advantage of these developments, and walk away with remarkable insights and tactics they can immediately put to use.

    The author of over 20 bestselling books, Daniel is a well-known expert on consumer marketing, tourism and global cultural trends. His latest book describes the social effects of the economic downturn and offers a prescription for destinations, businesses, brands, products and services to capitalize on the behavioral changes of their customers.

    Daniel is often on television — including BBC, NBC, Fox and many others. He is also a regular consumer trends expert guest on international radio, from Europe and the United States to Australia and South Africa, and he is regularly quoted in newspapers and magazines worldwide.

    His latest book, "The Meaningful Economy" is a prescription for consumer-oriented businesses and travel stakeholders to capitalize on the behavioral changes of their customers.

    Daniel's first job out of college was writing some of the biggest books for Frommer's.

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    In over 19 years of organizing events — in which I've booked more than 250 keynote speakers — Daniel Levine is without a doubt one of the top four or five we have ever had.... Audiences can't stop talking about his presentations — he really makes us look good."
    --Event Services

    "Daniel Levine is dynamic, inspirational and thought provoking. This kind of keynote presentation makes our conferences meaningful."
    --Reed Exhibitions

    "Levine is the ultimate guru of cool.... He has a remarkable ability to distill trends to their essence and articulate them in a way we can all benefit from."